Run an Admiral Pub - The Cotton Tree Inn, Failsworth
The Cotton Tree is a community local pub situated in a residential area in Failsworth and is located opposite local shops. The pub sits prominently on a main road, on the main bus route into Manchester City Centre and is within a short distance to local amenities.
The Cotton Tree has a well-established customer base. To further increase turnover there is an opportunity to introduce a ‘rhythm of the week,’ which includes pre-planned, regular entertainment and activity, which will need to be well marketed on Social Media platforms.
The outlet trades from one large open plan room on the ground floor which is served from a central bar servery which offers all round vision and ease of service to all areas of the pub.
The open plan room offers a mixture of fixed and loose seating together with an area suitable for drinkers or people wishing to stand, there are toilets and access to the rear. To the front of the pub there is a secured court yard offering ample outdoor seating and provides access to the front entrance, which can alternatively be used for off road parking. To the rear of the pub there is a well maintained lawned beer garden with a covered smoking area and covered seating area.
The pub has been well maintained by the outgoing licensees, so is in great condition.
Current trading is driven through wet sales however there is a good food trade that should be very easy to build on with some creative and thoughtful marketing that will entice the locals in for meals. The Cotton Tree is a traditional community local pub offering a vast range of drinks from cask and craft ale along with several sports teams including Pool and Darts. There is also a strong presence for entertainment including a range of sports and live television.
The private accommodation is located on the first floor and consists of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom all in good decorative order.Your investment: £8,000
Annual Rent: £21,000
The ideal applicant will have some experience of running a community pub. They will need to integrate well with the locals and also be able to build on the existing trade by introducing a well marketed weekly activity schedule. They will have good knowledge of how to maximise the use of social media, in particular Facebook.